TWIC is the Local Environmental Records Centre (LERC) for south-east & part of central Scotland that collects, collates and disseminates information on wildlife in our area.

TWIC is a focal point for biological recording and is working to increase our knowledge of the terrestrial, freshwater and marine wildlife throughout our area. We collate data from a wide range of sources and manage data on species, habitats and designated sites. At present our database holds over 4 million species records.

Data from TWIC is used to support environmental decision making, education, site management, conservation, and research. TWIC supports Local Biodiversity Action Plan partnerships and acts as a regional node of the National Biodiversity Network.

TWIC’s Vision:

A world where biodiversity is thriving, people are inspired to record wildlife and high-quality data underpin all environmental decision making.

TWIC provides support and opportunities for recorders and wildlife observers to develop their knowledge and skills through our training and events programme. We inspire people to record wildlife by giving talks and attending public events and Bioblitz.

TWIC is a not-for-profit company and Scottish Charity. Details about TWIC and how it is governed can be found on the websites of Companies House and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. The governing Articles of TWIC are available on request. For more information on how TWIC is funded visit this page.